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Adult Mosquito Fogging - NOTICE & FAQs

Posted: June 21, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE



The RM of East St. Paul will begin adult mosquito control (mosquito fogging) within targeted areas of the municipality due to the high number of nuisance mosquitoes.

The pesticide product to be used is Malathion 95 ULV dispersed by an ultra low volume cold aerosol fogger.

Presuming weather conditions are conducive, the ground based fogging will occur during the late evening and early morning starting no earlier than THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016 at 9:30 PM.

If spraying is cancelled due to weather conditions, it will be carried out as soon as weather permits spraying to be continued.

Spraying is roadside.

The area targeted for spraying includes the entire municipality. 

People who wish to minimize their exposure to Malathion 95 ULV can take the following precautions:

  • Close all windows and doors;
  • Stay away from working trucks while spraying is underway;
  • Fans and air conditioners should be turned off or set at exhaust;
  • Remove clothes and children's toys from outdoor areas;
  • Wash any household items or toys left outside before using them and ensure fruits and vegetables are washed; 
Continue to protect yourself from mosquitoes by using appropriate mosquito repellent, reducing time spent outdoors when mosquitoes are active, especially between dusk and dawn, wear light colored, long sleeved, loose fitting clothing and remove standing water.

If you wish to file an objection to the use of chemical pesticide applications adjacent to your property, you are required to file your objection in writing with name, proof of address (copy of driver's license), and contact information (phone number, e-mail) addressed to the RM of East St. Paul, 3021 Birds Hill Road, East St. Paul, MB  R2E 1A7.  Fax (204) 667-8312 or email to operations@eaststpaul.com.
 

For further information about the spraying schedule you can contact the RM of East St. Paul Operations Department at (204) 668-8336 or visit our website at www.eaststpaul.com.

 


Mosquito Information:



How can I control mosquitoes?

You can control mosquitoes around your home and neighbourhood by eliminating standing water. Several hundred mosquitoes can develop in a small amount of water. You can stop mosquito larval development by emptying, turning over or removing anything that can hold water for a week or longer.


What is fogging?

Fogging is the application of an insecticide to an area to reduce adult mosquito populations. It involves "cold” or ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers. The careful calibration of the insecticide flow-rate on the ULV foggers, plus droplet size analysis helps to ensure accurate application rates and optimum droplet size for controlling adult mosquitoes.


What time of the day is fogging conducted?

Scheduling fogging operations during the dusk-to-dawn period helps to achieve maximum effectiveness because this is when the adult mosquitoes are most active. Fogging starts at sunset, when mosquitoes become most active, and ends at dawn, when activity usually falls off markedly. The hours of operation are usually 9:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. and will be conducted if the weather permits. High winds and/or rainfall will reduce the effectiveness of a fogging program and operations will be postponed.


What product does the City and R.M of East St. Paul use for a fogging program?

Fogging is conducted using those insecticides that are registered by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). Pro Malathion ULV® (malathion) has been used for nearly 3 decades in Winnipeg.

 

 

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